We created a Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS x64 OSM tile server from packages using the excellent instructions provided by http://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/building-a-tile-server-from-packages/

The tile server is running well and serving tiles of Kansas USA.

We now would like to set the scale_factor for MAPNIK in order to improve the appearance of tiles on displays with high DPI.

Following various instructions, we located renderd.conf (i.e. /etc/renderd.conf) but cannot locate renderd.py or generate_tiles.py

Are either of these files included with an install using the repository ppa:kakrueger/openstreetmap?

If so, let us know where. If not, tell us if it is possible to add them, and how it might be done.

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It has been rewritten with C, so now it's just renderd. On my ubuntu:

which renderd

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